Wall Shadow (1968)
Eric Orr installing Wall Shadow. Image courtesy of Eugenia P. Butler Estate. © The Eric Orr Estate.
Coinciding with the opening of Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia
Butler and organized as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance
and Public Art Festival, LAND and Corazon del Sol present
a recreation of Eric Orr's Wall Shadow, 1968.
Originally staged in front of Eugenia Butler Gallery, the performance
consisted of four parts: first, Orr constructed a wall of cinderblocks;
second, he outlined the wall's shadow with white tape; third, he painted
the shadow in grey paint; and finally, he removed the wall, leaving the
shadow as the vestige of light it once blocked. Following this recreation is a screening of Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric Orr.
About the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival:
Los Angeles was a key international birthplace of performance art. Engaging the innovative spirit of that period and LA's vibrant contemporary art scene, the Performance and Public Art Festival will transform Southern California over eleven days (January 19-29, 2012) during Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. Featuring more than 30 major performances and large-scale outdoor projects, the festival will include new commissions, reinventions, and restagings inspired by the radical and trailblazing public and performance works that were created by artists during the Pacific Standard Time era. Performances and projects will be located at institutions and sites throughout Southern California, in close proximity to more than two dozen Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. The festival is organized by the Getty Research Institute and LA><ART; support is provided by the Getty Foundation.
Organized by LA><Art and the Getty Research Institute; support provided by the Getty Foundation.
8126 - 8132 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
12:00 - 9:00 PM
Recreation of Eric Orr's Wall Shadow (1968):
Noon - 6:00 PM
Screening of Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric Orr:
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Special thanks to The Eric Orr Estate